Latest News & Blogs
The importance of supplier diversity
In 2015, Forbes named Grand Rapids as the second worst city in the nation for African Americans to prosper. This came as a stark contrast to the long list of accolades the region receives on an annual basis. Our community has been tackling this topic head-on, but there is still a lot more work to be done. Which is why The Right Place recently hosted an Investor Breakfast at the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) on the topic of Supplier Diversity.
West Michigan Dataconomy: The future of work with Industry 4.0
The future of work is changing, and while no one can definitively lay claim to its landscape, businesses are already strategizing in anticipation of the imminent disruption. While much of what’s to come is still unknown, we can be relatively confident the future of work will be characterized by rapid technological adoption driven by high-speed mobile internet, artificial intelligence, big data analytics and cloud technology.
Greater Grand Rapids leads population growth for Michigan
According to U.S. Census Bureau, as of last summer, Grand Rapids saw a population increase of 1,135 residents. Surrounding townships also saw significant increases, boosting the overall population gain for the region.
The Right Place assists cyber security company with expansion
Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced that full-scope cyber security company Vulnerability Discovery & Analysis Labs, LLC (VDA Labs) has expanded to a new location at 5234 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.
The Right Place assists Newaygo manufacturer with plant expansion
Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the City of Newaygo, announced that wood component manufacturer, G-M Wood Products, will be expanding its current facility at 460 Clay Street in Newaygo. This expansion will result in the creation of 20 new jobs and a capital investment of $6.5 million.
Grand Rapids is No. 2 destination for millennials in the US
Recently, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released a report from a study analyzing where millennials are currently living and moving to across the U.S. The study analyzed employment gains, populations trends, income levels and housing conditions in 100 of the largest metropolitan areas across the country.
The Right Place receives Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development
The Right Place, Inc. has been named as a recipient of the 2019 Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection Magazine.
Grand Rapids takes three top slots in 2019 rankings from U.S. News
U.S. News & World Report recently published several annual rankings of the best places to live in the U.S. Grand Rapids, Michigan took spots in three of the lists, landing No. 13 for overall Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2019, and earning the No. 6 spot in both Best Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2019 and Best Places to Retire in the U.S.
West Michigan Dataconomy: Agribusiness in the region
If you asked someone what industry Michigan is known for, most people would say manufacturing. While it’s true that the state has an overarching strength in a variety of manufacturing sectors, West Michigan holds domestic and global competitiveness in another area, too.
The Right Place assists Feyen Zylstra with local expansion
Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Walker, announced that industrial technology and electrical services firm Feyen Zylstra will be expanding to a second location in the City of Walker.